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'''Cruelty Free International''' is an animal protection and advocacy group that campaigns for the abolition of all animal testing|animal experiments. They organise certification of cruelty-free products which are marked with the symbol of a testing cosmetics on animals#Certification|leaping bunny. It was founded in 1898 by Irish writer and suffragette, Frances Power Cobbe, as the '''British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection'''. In 2012, the BUAV joined with the ''New England Anti-Vivisection Society'' to establish a new international organisation to campaign against the testing cosmetics on animals|testing of cosmetics on animals—Cruelty Free International. This was launched by BUAV supporter Ricky Gervais. In 2015, the parent organisation merged into this new organisation, taking its name and branding for all its activities.
Type| founded_date = 14 June 1898, in Bristol, England
FounderFrances Power Cobbe
LocationLondon
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FocusAnimal testing, vivisection, animal rights
MethodEducation, research, lobbying, investigations, undercover work in laboratories, and lawsuits
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hadwen, walter r. (walter robert), 1854-1932
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british union for the abolition of vivisection
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horsley, victor, sir, 1857-1916
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paget, stephen, 1855-1926
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